Ronald Mann; Disabled Veteran, 91B10 Combat Specialist -United States Army Combat Medic. left below knee amputee., Mixed martial arts world champion, Two time World Para JIU JITSU champion and Studied: Child and adolescent psychology Michigan State University
He was petitioned by the President of the Federation to come and fight, with honor he accepted in order to give Para Jujitsu to everyone.
After beginning to TrainACE Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on January 8 of 2017 I received a call from Elcirley Silva in São Paulo Brazil. He asked me to compete at the Worlds first para jiu jitsu tournament, held in Abu Dhabi and hosted by UAEJJF.
I was asked by the head of the UAEJJF To form a team for last November to fight in the LA grand slam world qualifiers. We were able to gather 13 flyers from across America and had fighters from four different countries come to compete. Again I won my flight and competed against the able-bodied classification.
The spring in April we return to Abu Dhabi for the second annual para jujitsu event, which was also the 10th year I’ll be tournament. Because of the work that I had done gathering in leading fighters as well as supporting pqra jiu jitsu with UAEJJFI was given center magazine and better layout picture and entrance for the World tournament.
Working over the summer we diligently collected fighters to compete in the LA grand slam world qualifier for the second year. There were many new fighters, some who flew all he way from Abu Dhabi to compete. In all, we had a %130 increase in participation from last years event.
Now I continue to work in jujitsu and a pair of jujitsu assisting to train our kids competition team and Preparing myself for JJIF World tournament at the end of November to be held in Sweden this year 2018.